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I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment

Recommended by Leland Heflin


I strongly recommend this book for [both] families and therapists. - Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania --University of Pennsylvania

I know of no other book even in the same league. - Gerry Spence, Author of the NY Times Best-Seller How to Argue and Win Every Time --Trial Lawyers College

This is a wonderful book bringing together the personal experiences of a psychologist [who had a brother with schizophrenia]. Dr. Amador s research and clinical experience makes this book a rich source of information and practical advice. It is one of the salutary characteristics of our culture that people who experience pain convert that pain into something productive. People who are victimized by, stressed by, and dismayed by serious mental illness will find this book enormously helpful. It contains information about new research and concrete advice that will be of enormous help to both the families of the seriously mentally ill and to the mental health professionals who care for them. - HERBERT PARDES, M.D., President, New York-Presbyterian --The University Hospital of Columbia

About the Author

Dr. Amador is an internationally sought-after speaker, clinical psychologist, professor at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City, the Founder and Director of the LEAPTM Institute and author of eight books including the national best seller I m Not Sick, I Don t Need Help! Dr. Amador s expertise has made him a regular contributor to the Today Show and a featured guest on ABC Good Morning America, Prime Time Live, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, 60 Minutes, CNN, Dateline, ABC s World News Tonight, Fox News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and many others. Dr. Amador has been a consultant to numerous companies and government agencies including the National Institute of Health. His forensic cases include the Unabomber, PFC Lynndie England, Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping, and Zacarias Moussaoui trials. Dr. Amador has over 25 years experience working with adults, families, and couples. He lives in New York. Previously, Dr. Amador was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons; on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI); Director of Research at NAMI; and the Director of Psychology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. In addition to his books Dr. Amador has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and many other publications that have been translated into more than 20 languages. Dr. Amador was co-chair of the last text revision of the Schizophrenia and related disorders section of the DSM IV-TR (often referred to as the Psychiatrists Bible ).

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